Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday Night is... Big Bill & Big Joe

Big Bill Broonzy: Baby, Please Don't Go

Big Joe Williams: Baby Please Don't Go

Two versions of the same song, the second by the first man to record it, the first  recorded later. I like them pretty well equally but I heard Big Bill Broonzy first back in about 1967 or 68. So he comes in first.

It's these voices like brushes you can scrub the floor with, the sheer brutal-yet-tender drive of them.  They probably sounded like history when they were in the present.

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